– Mark Hilton –

By Spring 2007

Vast and luminescent, Mark Hilton’s exquisitely detailed lightboxes belie the Melbourne artist’s fascination with the darkest recesses of contemporary experience. As the most striking examples of an expansive and rigorous practice, which incorporates drawing, painting, sculpture and video, Hilton’s lightboxes document unsettling topical events – sexual assault, murder, and impropriety in the AFL. Hilton’s further achievement is to represent and re-situate these events within a historically specific aesthetic, expressive of a wider concern with the ‘writing’ of history. – Katrina Schwarz

Mark Hilton, Champion, 2006, detail; lambda duratran on double-sided lightbox, 180 x 120 x 5 cm; ARTAND Australia Emerging Artist Collection; courtesy the artist and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne